Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.
Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.
Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.
Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.
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